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Risky Business? Measuring Alligator Bite Force

Scientists in Gosford near Sydney have taken the bull by the horns - or in this case, the alligator by the snout - in an effort to learn about the bite force and probable dining habits of prehistoric …

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Koala Bears Declining

The number of wild koala bears in Australia has been estimated at somewhere between 50,000 and 100,000. (There used to hundreds of thousands of them.) This range is so large due to a lack of funds gra…

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Shell Oil Wants to Drill Near Marine Park

Even though their own documents say an oil spill near Australia's Ningaloo Marine Park could be very damaging,  they still want to construct a deepwater oil drilling platform and begin oil exploration…

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7 Best Destinations to See Animals in the Wild

By Sara Novak, Planet Green The most memorable travel I've done in my life has always involved animal viewing. Whether it was the sought-after cheetah in South Africa's Kruger National Park o…

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Kangaroo vs Dingo (video)

This BBC wildlife video shows a group of kangaroos down at the watering hole quenching their thirst, when a little dingo dog arrives, looking for lunch. Most of the kangaroos hop away but one is corne…

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New Snail Species Are a Good Sign

Australian scientists from the Dept. of Natural Resources and Environment discovered ten new land snail species in the Northern Territory near the Victoria River. A survey of remote pastoral lands was…

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Puglet and Poop: Clever Ideas for Saving the Planet (3 videos)

We may get a little tired of seeing videos just telling us what to do. Here are three more imaginative approaches: a dog shows us, we learn while we sit on the john, and kids in school have five …

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